Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has been in power since 1994, the often-called ‘last dictator in Europe’ has rightfully earned his name by jailing and killing journalists and opposition leaders since the late 1990’s. Given Lukashenko’s role in the Minsk ceasefire agreements, he might be trying to get a clean slate with the EU, using Poland as a renowned partner that already played a big role in easing EU sanctions against Belarus in February. Will Lukashenko be able to bridge the gap between Minsk and Brussels?
Santiago de la Presilla: We have the Belarusian parliamentary elections coming up in September (Sunday, September …read more
Source: Visegrad Insight